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For the past 20 quarters, sales of Apple Macs - remember them? - have grown faster than the PC market, an analyst points out. But why do consumers, businesses and government want them?

This article titled “Apple computer sales grow faster than PC sales for five years – but why?” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Tuesday 24th May 2011 06.00 UTC

What is Apple doing right in the PC market? And what, exactly, did it do wrong in the first quarter of 2006?

Those are the two questions that occur in looking at some of the numbers pushed out by Charles Wolf, an analyst at Needham. He’s posted an investment note on Apple which points out that Apple’s Mac shipments have grown faster than the PC market for the past 20 quarters (that’s five years in normal money).

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